Dr. Walter J. Chlysta earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Pre-medicine at Kent State University. He then earned his Doctorate of Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine where he graduated Cum Laude and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at Akron General Medical Center where he was named Chief Surgical Resident. Dr. Chlysta is a Clinical Associate Professor of General Surgery at Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Northeastern Ohio Medical University. He has achieved Fellowship status in The American College of Surgeons and is also a Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. He also is a member of The Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

In addition to offering minimally invasive General Surgical procedures, Dr. Chlysta focuses on minimally invasive weight loss surgery and Heartburn surgery. He was one of the first surgeons to introduce minimally invasive bariatric surgery to Northeast Ohio and was the first surgeon to perform minimally invasive weight loss surgery in Summit County. He has personally performed over 1,000 bariatric procedures with excellent results.


1900 23rd Street
Suite 2000
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
(330) 926-3443